Last Block Laid Out for Terra Australis Quilt

Since I’ve become so enamored of Half-Square Triangles (HSTs) in the last six months, I always look with interest at the blog posts from Alyce at Blossom Heart Quilts for her Modern HST Sampler. Yesterday I saw that Jess of Elven Garden Quilts posted a tutorial for a block called Introspection. I found this block very striking and thought it would be perfect for the LAST block for my Terra Australis sampler quilt. As of last Friday (July 15th), I had 18 of my 25 blocks sewn. Well, I put it in high gear and have sewed my butt off (unfortunately you can’t really tell!) and finished six more squares.


Rising Star block from AnneMarie Cheney’s Sister Sampler Quilts by Mary


Mosaic No. 5 block from AnneMarie Cheney’s Sister Sampler Quilts by Mary


One of the 60 example blocks in Jeni Baker’s Patchwork Essentials: The Half-Square Triangle by Mary


Moonlight Star block designed by Gerri Robinson and pieced by Mary


Adaptation of Sunrise Stars block pieced by Mary


Adaptation of Flower Star block pieced by Mary

This morning I started to lay out the Introspection block for Block 25, the last block for my Terra Australis quilt. Below is the layout following Jess’ tutorial:


I like how this block looks, but then I wondered how it would look flipping the outer corners:


I think the last layout fits in well with all my other blocks. I’m not going to sew it until the morning because I make the most STUPID mistakes when I sew when I’m tired. I’m wondering which layout you prefer?

In case you want to take a look at my first 18 blocks, here’s a pic:


Linking up to Celine at Espritpatch  guest blogger for Building Blocks Tuesday hosted by Jen at Quilter in the Closet. I’m also linking up to Sew Cute Tuesday.



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13 Responses to Last Block Laid Out for Terra Australis Quilt

  1. You have made great progress! I like both layouts of the block for different reasons. In the original version I like how the solid fabric design reads in the center, and in the version with the flipped corners I like the shape of print. 🙂


  2. Lisa says:

    I like both versions as well but I think the 2nd version fits with the other stars in the quilt. Great progress to get to the last block. I also can’t sew well at night.


  3. Tish says:

    I love, love, love the fabrics in your blocks and how they are coming together. I think both layouts for the look great. I’m kind of crushing on the second version. Can’t wait to see what you choose.


  4. Janice says:

    I love the colours in your latest block, having just made placemats in orange and grey. The Terra Australis range looks fabulous in your quilt. I have a couple of packs of 2 1/2 inch Terra Australis strips but am still deciding on a quilt pattern to use them to their best effect.


  5. Helen says:

    I recognise some of these blocks as ones i have sewn recently . I think I might borrow the top one . You have done s great job with these


  6. quiltingmod says:

    I love the colors you picked for your blocks. You are making incredible progress. I like the bottom version of your last block. It reminds me of the Rising Star block at the top of this post.


  7. Sophie says:

    Great job ! I love your colour choice and prints.


  8. Wonderful sampler. Your choice of fabrics is beautiful.
    Greetings from Poland


  9. Lynn White says:

    Oh your blocks look great. I favour the second layout, the whole thing looks wonderful.


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  13. Those fabrics are awesome! The orange really pops.


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